When you shop at De Essentia, you are not only supporting our small business, you're helping a community of Black-owned businesses grow and thrive, including:

Our Designers

We exclusively carry styles by Black designers from around the world. Currently, we are stocking:
New York, New York
Carlton Jones Collection
Mika Nicole New York
Bohn Jsell
Patrick Cupid
Los Angeles, California
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Orange Culture
Ivory Coast
Renwa Yassin

Our Brand Strategy Team - GUMBO MEDIA

We partnered with the incredible branding and design firm, Gumbo Media, based in Chicago, Illinois to help us develop our brand strategy framework.

We chose to partner with Gumbo because of our aligned missions of curating and sharing diverse Black narratives.

Gumbo is a storytelling platform and content engine that expands the narrative of Black life. They’re creating a circular ecosystem for Black expression led by curators, creatives, consumers, and champions of the Black community.

We have loved working with them on building out De Essentia's narrative and look forward to continue to grow with them on future projects.

We're looking to grow our community!

We are always looking to expand our community of Black Partners. If you know of a Black-owned vendor you'd like to see us partner with, please share their information with us here!